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Overwhelming demand prompts early closure of Green Deal fund

25 Jul 14 The government has announced that the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund has been closed for applications with immediate effect following overwhelming demand.

A surge in applications over the last two days means the allocated budget has now been reached.  All applications received prior to the fund closing that satisfy the terms and conditions and meet the eligibility criteria will be honoured at the original rates.

The Green Deal Home Improvement Fund was set up to help households in England and Wales improve the energy efficiency of their homes.

Parliamentary under secretary of state for energy and climate change Amber Rudd said: “The Green Deal Home Improvement Fund is a world first and in a short space of time it has proved extremely popular. We were always clear there was a budget which is why we encouraged people to act quickly. As a result, thousands more families will now benefit from Government help to have warmer homes which use less energy.”

Earlier this week Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) DECC had announced changes to the scheme.

DECC will monitor voucher redemption rates and will consider whether to launch a further offer should funds become available.

In December 2013, the government announced a £540m three-year energy efficiency package and up to £120m will be available for home energy efficiency schemes from April 2015.

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